11B.5 NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program—Using the JPSS Program Initiatives to Communicate the Benefits of JPSS Science and Capabilities to Users and the Public

Thursday, 11 January 2018: 11:30 AM
Room 12B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Bill Sjoberg, GST/JPSS Program Office, Lanham, MD

This presentation will focus on the continuity of the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program’s Proving Ground and Risk Reduction (PGRR) and key activities of the PGRR Initiatives. The presenter will provide details of the Initiatives and the processes used by the initiatives that have proven so successful. The impact of the new data from JPSS-1 will be discussed. Information will be shared about specific weather events and how JPSS Capabilities were being used to assist forecasters in response to these events. The benefits derived from these capabilities will be communicated and the processes of communicating these benefits will be highlighted. Details of the new 2017 PGRR Call-for-Proposals and the status of project selections will be discussed.
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